Herald Independent- RSS NEWS?profile=1011 Feed http://heraldindependent.com/section/NEWS?profile=1011 http://heraldindependent.com/section/NEWS?profile=1011 Sun, 25 Jan 2015 17:06:41 EST 1800 Clemson breaks ground for Graduate Education Center http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/151375973/Clemson-breaks-ground-for-Graduate-Education-Center NORTH CHARLESTON — Clemson University officials broke ground for a $21.5-million building that will help shape the future of the state's engineering landscape for generations to come. Sun, 25 Jan 2015 16:00:55 EST (No heading) http://heraldindependent.com/news/announcements/151438468/ Jan. 29 Sun, 25 Jan 2015 16:00:54 EST Hansel and Gretel at the recruiter http://heraldindependent.com/news/editorial/151438199/Hansel-and-Gretel-at-the-recruiter Military recruiters must feel like Hansel and Gretel's “wicked witch,” fattening up the children to eat them. With sexual violence, endless wars of occupation, fatalities, brain trauma, permanent disabilities and an epidemic of... Sun, 25 Jan 2015 16:00:53 EST Groups support Martin’s push for CDV law changes http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/151438124/Groups-support-Martins-push-for-CDV-law-changes PICKENS COUNTY — Sen. Larry Martin, chairman of the S.C. Senate Judiciary Committee, has been involved in changing state legislation concerning criminal domestic violence though the submission of Senate Bill 3 and at least two major groups are... Sun, 25 Jan 2015 11:30:52 EST Council OKs purchase of truck and streetlights http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/151418175/Council-OKs-purchase-of-truck-and-streetlights WINNSBORO — Winnsboro Town Council provides a lift the community and brightens the Town of Winnsboro in the most literal sense. Sun, 25 Jan 2015 09:45:51 EST Democrats release 2015 legislative agenda http://heraldindependent.com/news/news/151438140/Democrats-release-2015-legislative-agenda COLUMBIA — South Carolina House Democrats announced their legislative agenda for the 2015-16 session at a press conference at the state house on Tuesday. Led by Minority Leader Representative Todd Rutherford, Democrats first stressed the need to... Sun, 25 Jan 2015 16:00:57 EST Political posturing will lead to a mighty thirst http://heraldindependent.com/news/editorial/151438115/Political-posturing-will-lead-to-a-mighty-thirst The State of the Union address is in the books for 2015 and the question begging for an answer is, was anyone really surprised by the rhetoric thrust front and center on media outlets worldwide? Sun, 25 Jan 2015 16:00:52 EST Two promoted at Sheriff’s Office http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/151447008/Two-promoted-at-Sheriffs-Office FAIRFIELD COUNTY — Fairfield County Sheriff's Office promotes safety and well-being of Fairfield County residents, but it also promotes its officers. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 14:50:51 EST Offshore wind would produce 21,000 jobs http://heraldindependent.com/news/news/151325262/Offshore-wind-would-produce-21000-jobs BEAUFORT — Oceana released a new report Wednesday that finds offshore wind would produce over three times more jobs and nearly nine times as much energy as offshore drilling off South Carolina's Atlantic coast. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 13:40:52 EST Blog makes finding BBQ easier http://heraldindependent.com/news/news/151393624/Blog-makes-finding-BBQ-easier SOUTH CAROLINA — The South Carolina BBQ Trail just became easier to navigate thanks to a local South Carolina barbecue blog called destination-bbq.com. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 09:40:51 EST Education task force formed http://heraldindependent.com/news/news/151438149/Education-task-force-formed COLUMBIA — House Speaker Jay Lucas (District 65-Darlington) announced Tuesday the formation of a task force to begin laying the groundwork for substantial, necessary education reforms. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 08:50:51 EST Civitas Media names new CEO http://heraldindependent.com/news/news/151405325/Civitas-Media-names-new-CEO NEWBERRY — Civitas Media, parent company of The Newberry Observer, announced Tuesday that Ralph James Martin has been named CEO of the company. Martin was recruited by Versa Capital Management LLC, the company's controlling... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:10:51 EST Do you know these people? http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/151399720/Do-you-know-these-people FAIRFIELD COUNTY — The Fairfield County Museum needs help identifying a photo. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 13:45:51 EST Local Girl Scouts take part in card exchange http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/151337641/Local-Girl-Scouts-take-part-in-card-exchange WINNSBORO — Local Girl Scout Troop 2385 participated in a holiday card exchange with children across the United States, Canada and Norway during the 2014 holiday season. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 09:50:52 EST (No heading) http://heraldindependent.com/news/announcements/151384569/ Jan. 24 Fri, 23 Jan 2015 04:55:52 EST Breakfast honors MLK http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-news/151364749/Breakfast-honors-MLK WINNSBORO — Dozens of people gathered in Fairfield Central's candle-lit gymnasium for the second annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 11:10:52 EST (No heading) http://heraldindependent.com/news/announcements/151384659/ Jan. 20 Thu, 22 Jan 2015 04:55:51 EST Griffins back in thick of region with 3 straight wins http://heraldindependent.com/news/home_top-sports/151367255/Griffins-back-in-thick-of-region-with-3-straight-wins WINNSBORO — Two weeks ago, Fairfield Central High School's boys basketball team sat a game below .500 after a tough loss to Columbia. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 18:25:54 EST SCDOT launches Facebook page http://heraldindependent.com/news/news/151325437/SCDOT-launches-Facebook-page COLUMBIA — The S.C. Department of Transportation has announced a new addition to the agency's social media campaign. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 15:30:51 EST Reflecting on four years of service http://heraldindependent.com/news/opinion_columns/151369989/Reflecting-on-four-years-of-service It's been my honor over the past four years to serve the students, parents, and taxpayers of South Carolina as the State Superintendent of Education. As I leave the office, I reflect upon many advances. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 14:10:51 EST